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of timetable to have an agreement on big issues like tax reforms, social security reform, medicare reform, markede reform. they're all necessary. they are inevitable if we're going to do these but to do them on the compressed time frame i think was just too ambitious. they need to turn to the task of getting the debt ceiling raised and go back to dealing with the underlying problem which is the size of the programs and the fact that they are leaving so much debt. host: how much of factor was entitlement programs and what led to the end? guest: well, i wasn't in the room so no one knows for sure but i think there reall is an imbalance in what i have heard between the time and attention spent on reforming entitlemts, white house pretty much adamant against changing their basic structure. theywon't survive in the current form so that's not gog to help versus the time and attention spent on raing taxes which in the end will not solve this problem. we can't tax our way out. so it was a mismatch and mr. boehner finally decided they need to try another approach. host: from your previous stafment
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